Chalk one post off the list.
Among the many posts I had planned was one encouraging the Alaska Governor not to challenge her fellow Republican Lisa Murkowski for the latter’s Senate seat (as some on the right have hoped and some in the media have speculated). Not only would it divide the party, but it would make it increasingly difficult for that accomplished executive to maintain her outsider status in GOP circles.
Part of Sarah Palin’s appeal is that she is not part of the Washington establishment.
This good woman will increase her standing as a future contender for national office by completing two successful terms as Chief Executive of the Last Frontier. And if her next five-and-one-half years in office are like her first two-and-one-half, she’ll easily achieve this goal.
There’s no need any need for me to make that case in a blog post because Palin has made clear she’s backing Murkowski’s reelection campaign, planning to hold a fundraiser for the state’s senior senator after the state’s legislative session ends later this month. On Tuesday, Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton said said that the Governor “thinks the senator is doing a great job and that’s why she’s looking forward to hosting a fundraiser for her.”